The Four Year Bishop Dress

The Four Year Bishop Dress

Four years ago my neice was three. Inspired by our southern home I decided it would be fun to learn to smock and to make her a little Bishop dress.  So I got right on it and took a class at a local quilt shop. I actually enjoyed the process, even though my hand cramped up a few times. Sometimes in the evenings it is nice to have a little project to work on here and there; I suppose that is why people take up knitting and such. After learning the basics I tackled the Bishop dress and finished up the smocking. It took countless hours and I know I began to doubt I would finish before my neice moved into the next size. Some friends and I even joked that maybe I would finish in time for my unknown future little girl. Turns out that was rather prophetic. My darling...

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Success!!

Success!!

Today was hair day. One year of trying. Two hours, ten minutes of intense braiding. We have cornrows.

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